Four Color #79 - Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse
(August 1945)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
A Dell Magazine
Editing
Eleanor Packer (managing editor); Alice Nielson Cobb (story editor); Carl Buettner (art director)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Indicia title is "WALT DISNEY'S MICKEY MOUSE, No. 79." Code number is M.M.O.S. 79-458. Copyright 1945 by Walt Disney Productions. Credits for this issue based upon Alberto Becattini's "Disney Index - Dell Comic Books" Vols. 1 and 2 (Italy, 1992 and 1994). Apparently Mickey Mouse #1?


Mickey Mouse and the Riddle of the Red Hat (Table of Contents: 1)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Eleanor Packer
Pencils
Carl Barks
Inks
Carl Barks
Colors
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters
Carl Barks

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Minnie Mouse; Clarabelle Cow; Goofy; Black Pete; Mr. Whoosit
Synopsis
Mickey laughs at Minnie's new hat, then mistakes a girl in a similar hat for Minnie. The girl mistakes Mickey for someone else and gives him a "diamond ring" that actually contains a large ruby. Minnie is kidnapped by the girl's real contact, Black Pete (who is never identified by name.)
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Indexer Notes

Art submitted April 27, 1945. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (M. Lilien, 1982). Story starts on inside front cover (printed in red/black tones)

Mickey Mouse and Pluto the Hero (Table of Contents: 2)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Vivie Risto
Inks
Vivie Risto
Colors
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Pluto
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Mickey Mouse and Goofy's Orphans (Table of Contents: 3)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Don Gunn ?
Inks
Don Gunn ?
Colors
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Goofy
Reprints

Indexer Notes

story continues on inside back cover (printed in red/black tones) and ends on back cover.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Riddle of the Red Hat
    Mickey Mouse
  2. 1. Mickey Mouse and the Riddle of the Red Hat
    Mickey Mouse
  3. 2. Mickey Mouse and Pluto the Hero
    Mickey Mouse
  4. 3. Mickey Mouse and Goofy's Orphans
    Mickey Mouse
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